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Secretary of state John Kerry warning North Korea missile launch would be a huge mistake just -- -- take care -- busy South Korea.
Fox's correspondent Greg how cut is live in Seoul South Korea.
Great what does the latest there.
Hey Greta I just a short while ago we got a statement from secretary of state Kerry in South Korean counterpart -- say.
They want to talk to North Korea again if if -- lives up to its international obligations and so far it really hasn't.
But the day here Friday in -- was spent by Kerry talking to officials.
Basically trying to head off a possible missile launch by North Korea as you noted -- -- -- -- it would be a huge mistake also said it would isolate both Pyongyang and the young -- there Kim Joseph moon.
Kerry did -- down that report which claims that that North Korea could be closer to putting up.
Nuclear weapon on its its missiles but he also said at the same time that they're getting closer and closer.
And that a nuclear North Korea would be unacceptable.
Meanwhile on Friday Greta we heard once again from North Korea saying it would not.
Abandon its nuclear program and -- preparing for big celebration on Monday.
That's the birthday of the founder of North Korea Kim IL song.
Around that time it is thought perhaps we could see that feared a missile launch finally that I just got word red.
That that this secretary Kerry is wheels down in Beijing this is is next out China as -- you and your viewers know an important ally to North Korea.
And may be important to getting Pyongyang back on track.
Kerry will then go on to Japan Japan very much of a line of fire many possible missile launches so they're concerned to Greta back to you.
Greg what is the new president's South Korea saying about all that's.
Yeah well adjusting to change of tone we just -- the past two days Greta that in fact.
There is a possibility of dialogue she is saying and that she is saying that -- -- if North Korea wants to talk.
Perhaps she will consider its interest -- we watched the press conference between the foreign minister and secretary -- carry the the foreign minister pushing that line as well.
Kerry seemed a little bit uncomfortable with it that it seemed a little bit new to him but he adapted to it as well the thinking -- here is that that is exactly what that Kim -- -- wanted all along he wanted these talks.
Maybe face to face both with South Korea and the United States and the thinking is perhaps.
He might be thinking that he's winning at this game but obviously the dangers are are still there and very strong.
Greg thank you.
And secretary of state John Kerry saying if North Korea does -- to miss so it will be a provocation that will raise people's temperatures so hot on the international community likely -- -- -- bastard John Bolton joins is good evening sir.
Good evening glad to -- with you.
Questioning -- question how -- respond secretary Kerry says -- -- be a huge mistake if the missile was fired I don't know exactly what a huge mistake what the consequence of a huge mistake -- he's downplaying the report about the fact that the Pentagon has said that they have.
Moderate confidence that they might be good to miniaturized nuclear weapon for the mid range missiles and now we hear that the United States is dangling in the thought.
A -- so where are we -- unless.
Well I'm afraid we seem to be on the verge of making mistakes we've made repeatedly in the last at twenty years in the Clinton administration and the bush administration and the Obama administration going right back to the idea.
Which has been fanciful from the start that we could talk North Korea out of its nuclear weapons program.
You know -- the idea that -- secretary of state goes to South Korea and says as he did that it's unacceptable.
For North Korea to be a nuclear weapons state.
-- that was music to barriers we've been saying it's unacceptable for twenty years and not done a single thing that's really materially impeded their progress toward becoming.
A nuclear weapons state in the notion that once again.
We would open negotiations with North Korea you know I once counted.
Four times in the last twenty years North Korea has unambiguously.
To give up its nuclear weapons program in exchange for.
Tangible economic and political benefits and four times its reneged on that promise I'm sure they would be delighted the pledge of a fifth time.
You know I think we need to get Syria out of the weeds in looking at this and they -- if you -- against after the game down the -- -- -- step back every time that we get involved in these talks and apparel -- a lot what's going now with Iran is that the real problem is not so much a missile launch I don't think I think the real promising miniaturization.
Of a nuclear weapon that could be put on -- mid term or long range missile.
And and -- -- and -- North -- need two things they need time they're also working together at the February and out this year test in North Korea the nuclear weapon they're reportedly running agents there and so then getting time and all what he'll forever orders we've said Iran's never Iranian nuclear weapon.
North Chris Kennedy not couldn't -- -- -- -- -- and that's to be a real big game change.
Well that's tourists headed I have not -- that but no that's sports world were headed.
Well I think it's important to look at North Korea and Iran through through the same prison because for both.
Of them as.
Nuclear proliferate -- time is a critical asset and negotiations.
Where at which -- String at both of them very successfully these last twenty years.
Give them that critical last set of tough time to -- perfect their ballistic missile and nuclear program show this controversy over the DIA assessment for example.
I listen both the secretary Kerry's words and the White House spokesman.
At parties words today.
They didn't really contradict that Defense Intelligence Agency.
Estimate they walked around that well it's not a demonstrated.
To make a well warhead with a ballistic missile know it's not demonstrated yet they need to test that that's that's what we're talking about.
-- a pretty -- finally started.
That's even a little bit -- -- the whole idea that we hear all these intelligence assessments.
Isn't it we're hearing from the same intelligence sources.
That misty the last two nuclear tests that we -- call -- our hands stocks we had no idea they grew even gonna happen to Honolulu even rely on our intelligence out about hermetically -- -- what we've got the two most I want to most and incredible examples of when we had no idea is a -- gonna happen.
And it -- it.
So it's very foolish to think that we have anything like get adequate information to today's these estimates on.
And North Korea knows much of what that we see day they allow us to see so we've -- incomplete information I think.
That is that is a point that is not well understood in congress of the general public nor.
Is that it's all understood what connection there is between the Iran in nuclear weapons program.
And ballistic missile programs in North Korea we know that they've worked together on ballistic missiles for at least.
Fifteen years and I suspect on the nuclear programs as well so this notion we've got ironclad confidence -- where Iran's nuclear weapons program is -- Where North Korea's nuclear weapons program is is just badly misplaced.
Investors -- thank you sir.